Diary October 31, 1944

Shermans fire on Gothic line
American Sherman tanks firing on the Gothic Line.
War Diary for Tuesday, October 31, 1944:

Russian Front

German Army Group North trapped in Courland Peninsular (Lithuania) where it remains until May 1945.

Air War

Germany: RAF daylight raid on Bottrop oil plant (Ruhr).

Sea War

Merchant shipping losses in October 1944: 2 Allied ships with 1,722 tons in Atlantic, 2 Allied ships with 9,946 tons elsewhere.
130 Japanese ships with 512,378 tons in Pacific.
11 U-boats sunk in the Atlantic, Arctic or Baltic (worldwide total of 12 losses), 16 new U-boats operational, 433 U-boats of all types total in service.

Gothic Line Campaign Losses (Italy):

British 14,000 (to September 21)
US 15,700 + 465 tanks
German 8,000 PoWs

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